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Who Is Sam Tew?

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 27 2017 8:19 PM

Sam Tew only could get 25 signatures of the required 100 signatures to run for Mayor. However to run for School Board Chairman no signatures are required.


So late this afternoon Sam Tew filed the paperwork to seek election as Dothan School Board Chairman. 


Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz is the only credible candidate for Dothan School Board Chairman.


Who is Sam Tew?



There is a long history of Sam in the Wiregrass area.  Formerly a City of Dothan employee, Sam was fired back in the mid 1990's in accordance with employee rules and regulations at the time. He became a successful painter and every few years he would quit taking his medication for his psychological disorder and go "on a tear" trying to fight City Hall.  



Years ago, before he found religion, he had a severe drinking problem and liked to fight with the police when he got drunk.  He was arrested many times and convicted of some of the charges over the past 20 years. Many of the charges were dismissed when he went to treatment for his disorder.  He fought City Hall in bazaar ways over the past years. Once he baked a cake and delivered it to the police chief's (John White's) house. 



He has filed claim after claim against the City of Dothan claiming abuse. He gives all of his money to a Montgomery attorney and he will show up and file claims on Sam's behalf. Recently, the attorney sent his list of demands to City Hall.  1) he wants to be reinstated as a Fire Battalion Chief and get back pay for the past 20 years with interest. 2) he wants to be promoted to Fire Chief for one day and then retire at full Fire Chief benefits. 3) he wants a formal apology for the way he was treated by the City. 4) he wants an undisclosed amount of money for pain and suffering.



Recently, Chief Parrish had to ban him from the Commission Meetings. He insisted on speaking and criticizing the current and previous elected officials. Tew was so off the chain that when one of the meeting was adjourned and he wanted to keep talking, he "charged" toward the Commissioners.  



That wasn't enough though. Sam started hanging out at the business offices at the Civic Center and alarming the employees asking them for their home addresses and phone numbers so Parrish banned him from the whole facility except to conduct business or attend events.



Sam has harassed elected officials showing up where they eat lunch and visited their pastors to bash their character.  He has been banned from a private school where he showed up during baseball practice and went in the dugout with the kids. When the coach told him he couldn't be there, he became disorderly. 



He has two pending criminal charges against him for Trespassing at the meetings he was banned from and several perjury convictions he admits to. I have personally tried to talk to Sam in the past to calm him down. Sadly, it did not work for the long haul.  His wife used to keep him calmed down, but even she has had enough and is divorcing him.



Threatening to see to it that police officers, elected officials and even State politicians are in Federal Prison, Sam has gone to the Attorney General's Office and national news outlets to exact his revenge.  So why haven't we heard anything about this vast conspiracy? Maybe because it's not true. Maybe he is the problem and not the victim.



So who is Sam Tew?  He is a mentally disturbed "town bully" with an axe to grind. In my opinion, he is a physical threat to the public and a joke for a candidate for School Board Chairman.  



I am sure Sam won't like this post. Well Sam, welcome to the world of politics; where people can say any damn thing they want to say about you and you can't do anything about it.


Troy Cable

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